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Mortonia sempervirens

Mortonia sempervirens A. Gray

Rio Grande Saddlebush

Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: MOSE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Apex: Acute
Size Notes: 60 cm. tall. (Bibref 293).
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: Texas and Mexico

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Mortonia sempervirens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mortonia sempervirens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mortonia sempervirens

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-10-11
Research By: WMWW

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